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Opinion | All mainstream media networks serve the same goal — make tons of money

Opinion | All mainstream media networks serve the same goal — make tons of money

By Ethan Tessler, Senior Staff Columnist April 7, 2021
There is no objective mass media, there is only corporate mass media.
According to the two latest updates from the COVID-19 Medical Response Office, Pitt recorded a combined 97 new student cases between March 30 and April 5, a significant increase in the virus’ prevalence on campus this semester.

Editorial | Pitt has repeatedly made the same mistakes with COVID-19

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 7, 2021
The current surge in COVID-19 cases mirrors events from last fall.
Opinion | Grading practices, not grading scales, need to be changed

Opinion | Grading practices, not grading scales, need to be changed

By Kartik Kannan, Staff Columnist April 5, 2021
By changing educational standards, grades can remain an effective and integral part of our educational system.
Opinion | Pittsburgh Public Schools should not reopen until the fall

Opinion | Pittsburgh Public Schools should not reopen until the fall

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist April 2, 2021
Many people think that schools can reopen because children are less likely to catch and transmit the virus.
Spartan Pharmacy opened a vaccine clinic in Oak Hill, the neighborhood next to West Oakland, on Tuesday morning.

Editorial | Oak Hill vaccine clinic shows us what’s wrong with Pa.’s vaccine rollout

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 2, 2021
Pitt students waited in line for hours at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Oak Hill on Tuesday.
Opinion | We must unapologetically enforce consequence culture

Opinion | We must unapologetically enforce consequence culture

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Columnist April 2, 2021
The Republican party is increasingly defined by the myth of conservative censorship.
Opinion | Abolish the letter grade

Opinion | Abolish the letter grade

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist March 31, 2021
The letter-grade system in grade schools should be replaced with a narrative system that will help students grow as learners.
People enjoy themselves as they walk along Ocean Drive on March 18 in Miami Beach, Florida. College students have arrived in the South Florida area for the annual spring break ritual.

Editorial | No, you don’t need to go to Florida

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 30, 2021
You can’t justify going to Florida, no matter how hard you try. Just stay home.
Opinion | It’s OK if you haven’t found your friends yet

Opinion | It’s OK if you haven’t found your friends yet

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor March 30, 2021
Being a first-year is hard. It's OK if you haven’t found friends you feel a deep connection with yet.
A photo provided by the office of Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, shows detainees in a Customs and Border Protection overflow facility in Donna, Texas, on March 20.

Editorial | There’s no room for partisanship at the border

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 29, 2021
The situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is a human rights issue where there is no space for partisan politics.
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